The Database Analyst works under the direction of the Primary Investigator for the Safe Babies project and the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Population Health at The University of Texas System. This position will support the data analysis needs of the Safe Babies project and other projects in Population Health. The Safe Babies project includes multiple projects investigating and informing prevention efforts aimed at improving infant health, safety, and well-being. This position is based in Austin, Texas and required up to 10% travel for project meetings with collaborators and for conferences.
Major Responsibilities / Duties / Critical Tasks:
- Secondary analyses of hospital administrative data, vital records data, Child Protective Services data, and publically available data.
- Primary analysis of longitudinally collected research data for the Safe Babies project.
- Contributing to reports for state agencies and for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
- Works closely with the project P.I. to develop research hypotheses and analysis plans to test them.
- Develop well documented scripts for data matching, cleaning, and reduction.
- Work with the project P.I. to recruit, oversee, and mentor graduate students assisting with the project.
Accompanying Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
- Strong statistics background and experience analyzing and linking large datasets.
- Good understanding of the types of publically available data that are used in public health analyses and have experience utilizing these datasets.
- Demonstrated experience with technical writing and with documenting code/scripts used for data analyses and cleaning.
- Strong scripting skills with R, Python, or SAS and experience analyzing data in R, SAS, or STATA including writing syntax.
- Experience using electronic data collection systems (such as REDCap, Qualtrics, or fillable PDF forms).
- Strong communication skills and experience presenting at conferences.
Required Education / Experience:
- Master’s Degree in a health science field with strong statistics course and two (2) years’ of work experience analyzing research data and data management, including experience analyzing longitudinal data.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with two (2) additional years of experience (4 total) analyzing research data.
Director of Health Economics and Outcome Research
Note: This position will be working in Austin, Texas and the position is initially funded for a 2 year term, which has the potential for further extension.
We are seeking an individual with strong health economy analytical abilities with excellent organizational and communication skills. Under the general direction of the Senior Vice President for Population Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center Tyler (UT Health Northeast), the Director of Health Economics and Outcome Research will provide analytic support to Population Health at the Health Affairs office at The University Texas System. The position is based in Austin.
Candidates should have a master's degree (PhD preferred) with advanced training in health economics, cost-effectiveness research, implementation science, large database analysis, and outcomes research. Must have over 5 years of related job experience and be fluent in the use of statistical and data management software. Proficiency in the analysis of cost data is required. Experience with electronic health records, hospital discharge data Medicaid data and outcome measures is a plus. Candidate must have an interest in working collaboratively to solve critical care delivery issues and improve health care outcomes. The Assistant Professor for Health Economics will work with internal teams to develop, conduct, and manage health economics and outcomes research projects. Specific responsibilities include:
- Conduct health economic modeling projects, literature reviews, and data analyses
- Contribute to proposals and study protocols
- Document results of research projects
- Draft, review, and assist with technical reports, protocols, and peer-reviewed manuscripts
- Present findings and recommendations to internal and external audiences
- Document, plan, and track project status
- Effective multi-project management for self and broader team
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION Master's degree in Health Economics or related field.
MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE At least 5 years' experience in health data analytics, including calculations of ROI. Excellent analytic skills and knowledge of health care literature review techniques, primary research methodology, econometrics, economic modeling, and relevant software applications. Proficient at using statistical and data management software, such as SAS, Stata or SPSS. Working knowledge of economic modeling. Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of health care systems. Exceptional attention to detail. Retrospective and prospective research experience preferred. Publishing experience preferred.